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Celebration of World Heritage Day
On the occasion of World Heritage Day, a group of 25 National Service Scheme (NSS) volunteers along with two program officers Mrs Amanjyoti and Mrs Suvit Das visited a heritage place in Kapurthala district, Punjab.
Motive: The purpose of the visit was to create awareness about the importance of preserving our cultural heritage and to educate the youth about the rich history of our country.
The NSS volunteers visited one heritage place in Kapurthala district, namely Moorish Mosque. This place hold a significant historical and architectural importance.
The Moorish Mosque, also known as the Kapurthala Mosque, is a stunning piece of Islamic architecture that was built in 1930 by the last ruler of Kapurthala, Maharaja Jagatjit Singh. The mosque was inspired by the Grand Mosque of Marrakesh, and its unique design and exquisite craftsmanship have made it one of the most popular tourist attractions in Kapurthala.
The program officers provided information on the history and significance of this heritage place. The volunteers were also given the opportunity to explore the site on their own and take photographs.
Outcome: The visit had a significant impact on the NSS volunteers. They gained a better understanding of the historical and cultural significance of the site and the importance of preserving them for future generations. The visit also gave them a sense of pride in their cultural heritage.
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